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Two More Brushes with the Shaving Brush Tree FOTD Mar 10, 2020

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PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

Shaving Brush Bloom: FOTD, Dec 8, 2019

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I have driven under the huge tree that sits in front of Pasiano’s house thousands of times over the past 18 years and only today did I notice that it is a shaving brush tree! One of my favorite blooms and the only one I’d seen before was in La Ribera in Baja California. I stopped the car, backed up and got out to take a few shots. Amazing what we can overlook so close to home.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt.

Shaving Brush Tree: December 28, 2017 Flower of the Day

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The scientific name of this tree, native to southern Mexico, is as surreal as the bloom. it is pseudobombax ellipticium!  More commonly known as the shaving brush tree.

See Cee’s luscious bearded iris HERE.